HIV/AIDS, 2004

HIV/AIDS was a focus of the Committee which worked closely with the Caribbean Cluster Office in the implementation of a number of successful initiatives during the year: The creation of a UNESCO Chair in Education and HIV/AIDS The first ever Caribbean Conference on Education in HIV/AIDS which saw the adoption of a National Policy on.. read more →

National Bioethics Committee of Jamaica (NBCJ)

NBCJ ACTIVITIES, 2013 The NBCJ held two activities 18-19 February 2013 at the University of the West Indies to focus on issues relating to the protection and use of health information in Jamaica. The first was a seminar “Beyond the common law protection of confidences in health care” which was addressed by four experts in.. read more →

“UNESCO Award for Excellence for Handicrafts” Consultative Meeting, 2011

11-12 April, 2011: A two-day consultative meeting on UNESCO Award of Excellence for Handicrafts was organized by UNESCO/Headquarters and UNESCO Kingston Cluster Office for the Caribbean in collaboration with The Bahamas National Commission for UNESCO. Hugh Nash,The Vice Chairman of the Jamaica National Commission for UNESCO, participated in the meeting together with representative from Bermuda,.. read more →

Barbados Receives World Heritage Site Listing, 2011

June 2011: The World Heritage Committee at its 35th session inscribed 25 new sites on UNESCO’s World Heritage List which now numbers 936. The Historic Bridgetown and its Garrison, the first heritage site for Barbados, is included on this List. Barbados’ historic Bridgetown and its Garrison is an outstanding example of British colonial architecture consisting of a.. read more →

World Radio Day 13 February 2015

The Jamaica National Commission for UNESCO celebrated World Radio Day in Accompong, Maroon Town, St. Elizabeth. JNC-UNESCO hosted a seminar to provide information to youths in the community on how to operate a community radio station as Accompong Town had recently received IPDC funding for a community radio station. Basic School, high school, tertiary level.. read more →

Blue and John Crow Mountains

For information on our submission to the UNESCO World Heritage List visit read more →